A “First Class” fishing rod rack

Our next door neighbors son is headed off to school.  Being an avid fisherman, he asked if I might be able to make a rack that would hold a half dozen rods with reels attached.  Apparently, he’s anticipating squeezing in a few casts between classes and wants to minimize the time required by equipment assembly.

Anyone who has ever moved a child into the “hallowed halls of ivy”, knows that there is never enough room in the car for everything.  So, an additional requirement for the rack was that it could be broken down for shipment, then reassembled without tools.

A little work on the lathe, threadbox and taps and voila!

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A rod rack fit for any young gentlemen’s quarters.

Cherry with shellac and wax finish.  And for those of you who are intrigued by such things, the column has the amount of entasis as recommended by Vitruvius.  This will be the last of these I will build, as it may be the most expensive rod rack (in terms of time invested), ever manufactured.  But a good distraction, altogether.

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